News Issue 83


MOG is proud to announce on behalf of owner Preben Bograd that his Morgan Aero 8 DeWalt race car will be competing at this summer’s Silverstone Classic.

The event will be held on 26th 27th and 28th of July 2019, and the Morgan is racing in the Endurance Legends class. Steve Hyde, who drove the car at Le Mans 2002, will be the driver that weekend.

The car has been has spent two months with Kendall Developments Ltd in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, who in Preben’s words have “prepared the car in every way, to be fit for this year’s race”.

Preben has told MOG that If Silverstone goes well, they will also be racing at Masters Historic Racing in Spa, Belgium in the end of September. We wish the team luck and hope many readers still be at Silverstone, along with us, to support this great Mog on its return to the track. We certainly wouldn’t want to miss it.


All Morgans’ Day 2020 was officially launched at a rally to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Morgan Centenary Roadster 100 Register held at Pickersleigh road. Over 20 of the distinctive green Roadsters and their owners attended in glorious sunshine and assembled on the newly mown field at the Factory.

Once again, the Big Day will be held at Blenheim Palace. The date for your diaries is the 7th of June 2020. Next year it is hoped that over 800 cars will be in attendance, beating the 650 that attended last year. The Duke of Marlborough has graciously given permission for the number of cars allowed to park in the Great Court to be double that of previous events. This will allow far more cars to be parked in closer proximity than before.

Organised by the Centenary Roadster Register. All Morgans’ day is, as its name implies, for Mogs of all ages and type. Once again, all proceeds from admission to the event will go to the Register’s chosen charity, Combat Stress. Further details will be announced soon, in the meantime please start scraping your pennies together.

After the announcement, and before settling down to a buffet lunch complete with a spectacular birthday cake, a plaque was presented to the Morgan Motor Company by David Harris. The plaque was gratefully received on behalf of MMC by Sales Manager Mark Leddington.


After Morgan Motor Company’s participation on their home turf at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Spring Festival last year, this year a vintage Mog was winning accolades at the Society’s premier Event , the Chelsea Flower Show. Most show gardens at the Chelsea are developed around a theme, and many are to draw attention to a particular charity. The garden featuring the Mog was no exception.

The car was the centre piece of the “The High Maintenance Garden”. The garden was created by Sue Hayward for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. The concept for the garden was that of Martin Anderson MBE, a founder member of the Association.

The official description of the garden stated that; “This is a loved space, created over many years of hard work, that is gradually being reclaimed by nature.

The iconic, British, hand-built sports car is of equal passion to the garden owner – the result of a lifetime of planning for an enjoyable and active retirement. The untended garden reflects the limitations of a person with motor neurone disease to maintain it: the mind and senses are still active but the body is in physical decline. The owner can still enjoy the garden’s sensory elements, its relaxed beauty and atmosphere while, unchecked, it becomes a haven for wildlife.”

The garden won a Gold Medal and Mog agrees that though poignant, it was truly stunning. The Editor now wishes his garage had a back door. Then, by the simple expedient of pushing a Mog out of it he could have an award-winning garden as well.